Cycling in winter

  The first snow this fall has already been. Does this mean that you need to give up your bike workouts or commute this way to work? We stick to the fact that there is bad weather, there is only bad preparation and unmatched attire. OK, well then, how do you start your winter cycling adventure? For the onion, each of us knows that the winter we dress for onions, the next layers isolate us from the cold. It's the same with a bike outfit. It is better to wear a few thinner layers of clothes than one thick. There are, after all, cases that we leave, is 5 degrees on the thermometer. After an hour The sun comes out and we start to sweat. Remove one layer and problem solved. Remember that overheating is also dangerous. Of course, remember that while driving the muscles warm up and do not have to assume as many layers. But you have to have the back of the head that the conditions change-especially if you are going on a mountain ride. Keep your gloves and helmet cap in your backpack. The frozen hands are nothing pleasant! What materials? When the temperature is on the downside, the base is to protect the head, feet, hands from the cold. Protect your face and lips with an oily cream and a protective lipstick-blowing wind straight into the face is not only unpleasant, but it also badly affects the condition of the skin, which simply tweaks and dries. Cap and Balaclava should be made of artificial materials that discharge water. From a cotton stick from afar. Gloves must be warm and niekrępujące movements. The good option is the ones with the diaphragm-they will not przemakać. Remember the feet-cotton also falls off because it does not drain the water outside. Plastics or wool with Merino are best suited. If you often ride a bike in winter, invest in winter cycling shoes. They should have a high upper (they protect against snow and water getting inside). You can, however, use protectors or warmers for shoes that will improve your thermal comfort. And what about the rest? The first layer should be thermoactive underwear-it will bring excess water from our skin outside. When it comes to legs, it's a great option to have pants with thicker layers on your lap. T-shirts or sweatshirts-also should be thermo. The membrane protects against the cold wind, on the back can be from thinner material, through which moisture will be better discharged. Care about your kidneys-let the pants have a higher condition, so that while tilting nothing was exposed to the wind:-) What about the bike? In winter you should take care of the tires. Or buy winter tyres with special metal studss that improve traction, or reduce pressure in these summers. If you use a bicycle chain, you need to take care of it with special lubricants. The winter is getting dark, don't forget the lighting. The low temperature makes the batteries shorter, so be sure to remove them and store them in a heated room.